LA Rams 2020 secondary projects as second to none

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As the LA Rams reset for the upcoming season, the secondary shines as perhaps the best in the NFL for the 2020 season.

The LA Rams certainly have plenty to do this off-season to prepare for a new football year. We’ve done a pretty good job of identifying open coaching positions, unsigned free agents, undrafted 2020 prospects, and new game planning and schemes.  What we have not done enough of is heap the praise upon deserving aspects of the LA Rams pockets of excellence.

Let’s change that right now. The Los Angeles Rams secondary will likely be the best group of defensive backs in the NFL in 2020. Surprisingly enough, the team’s pass defense actually improved dramatically when the team shed marquis cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib in 2019.

The team will have an entire training camp and preseason to sync up for 2020. Even with a poor showing to start the season, Pro Football Focus ranked the Rams secondary at 8th in the league for 2019.

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That ranking did not reflect just how good the Rams secondary could be, however.  Starting safety John Johnson fell to injury, forcing rookie safety Taylor Rapp into service prematurely.  Rapp responded incredibly well for a rookie, a pleasant surprise indeed.  Despite the novelty of playing in the NFL for his first year, he ended the season ranked highly among his peers in many categories.